When Mortal Kombat burst onto the arcade scene in the early 1990s, many
gamers were taken aback at how the characters looked like real people.
Of course, they were real people, digitized and animated. In fact, the
majority of the combatants were models of two brothers, Carlos and
Daniel Pesina. Carlos provided the likeness for Raiden, and Daniel
played Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Reptile.
Now the brothers Pesina are getting back into the game. The two will be featured in Dark Maze Studios' game spoof
Press Start. According to director Ed Glaser's blog, the Pesinas will be playing roles
that "pay homage to the game characters for which they are so well-known."
Press Start doesn't target one game for its low-budget
slapstick, but games in general--from classics such as Donkey Kong to
modern first-person shooters. However, much of the flick will get its
material and gags from the days of 8- and 16-bit gaming. The movie
centers on a youngster who, with the aid of a cranky ninja and hardcore
space marine, must fulfill his destiny to save the world from a
"tyrannical, but comically insecure, sorcerer."
"What we lack in money," said Glaser, "we make up for in poverty. So we're running on passion and ingenuity."
The movie is expected to be completed sometime this year.
News source: GameSpot